Autopista AP-68

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  (Redirected from European route E804)
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Autopista AP-68 shield}}

Autopista AP-68
Route information
Part of E-804
Length272 km (169 mi)
Restrictions
Speed
Spain traffic signal r301-120.svg
Road restrictions
Spain traffic signal r116.svg Spain traffic signal r114.svg Spain traffic signal r105.svg Spain traffic signal r111.svg
Other restrictions
Spain traffic signal r200a.svg
Major junctions
FromZaragosa
ToBilbao
Highway system

The Autopista AP-68 (also AP-68, Autopista Vasco-Aragonesa or Autopista del Ebro)[1] is a Spanish autopista route. It connects Zaragoza with Bilbao via Tudela, Calahorra and Logroño. The entirety of the route forms the entirety of the European route E804.

European Route E 804 is a part of the International E-road Network. It begins in Bilbao, Spain, passes by Logroño, and ends in Zaragoza, following the path of the Autopista/Autovia 68.

The E 804 through Zaragoza, Spain

It has junctions with Autovía A-2, Autovía A-15, Autovía A-1 and ends at the Autovía A-8.

The highway begins in link 22 of the AP-8 (E-70) and ends on link 318 of the A-2 (E-90) (Autovía del Nordeste). Built between 1974 and 1979 this highway was formerly known as A-68. It is about 295 km long.

Concession expiry[edit]

In 2000, the José María Aznar government, the PP, extended the highway concession that expired in 2011 up to 2026,[2] making its recovery impossible, as it was strongly criticized by the Aragon regions and the Basque Country, then governed by PSOE-Aragon and PNV, respectively. In exchange for the extension of the concession, certain tolls became cheaper. The closing date of the award is November 10, 2026.[3]

Subsidized tolls[edit]

The highway concessionaire has signed agreements with the Government of La Rioja and the Regional Government of Aragón to enable certain routes free of charge, provided the VIA-T device is used.

For journeys between the Cenicero (10) links and Agoncillo (13), inclusive, and intermediate, tolls are free for users of VIA-T.

Since February 1, 2008, light vehicles that perform return trips within a 24-hour period on any route between the Haro (9) links and Alfaro (16), inclusive, and intermediate, tolls are free for users of VIA-T. Until that date only the toll for the return trip was free, under the same conditions.

Since February 1, 2009, if a return trip is made between the Gallur (19) and Zaragoza (23) links in a 24 hour period, light vehicles are free where the same route is taken for the outward and return journey and the same VIA-T device is used.

In the Basque section a social toll is applied, only to citizens registered in Álava, with discounts for those taking more than 25 trips per month.

In Navarre the construction of the A-68 autovía has been accelerated, running mostly parallel to the highway, and its Navarre section is now mostly complete.

Traffic[edit]

AP-68 exits[edit]

Name of exit Name of exit Link roads
Spain traffic signal s1.svg Bilbao
 E-70 
 A-8 
Sinnbild Autobahnausfahrt.svg 1 Arrigorriaga
 BI-625 
SurtidorAutovia.pngRestauranteAutovia.pngTeléfonoAutovia.pngCafeteria.png Arrigorriaga service area
Sinnbild Autobahnausfahrt.svg 2 Llodio-Areta
 BI-625 
Spain traffic signal r200a.svg Toll Spain traffic signal r200a.svg
Sinnbild Autobahnausfahrt.svg 3 Llodio-Orozco
 A-625 
IndicadorCAPaísVasco Álava.png
 Álava 
/
 Vizcaya 
IndicadorCAPaísVasco Vizcaya.png
Sinnbild Autobahnausfahrt.svg 4 Amurrio-Ziorraga
 A-624 
AB-AS-blau.svg 5 Spain traffic signal s63.svg Altube
Vitoria-Pamplona
 N-622 
Sinnbild Autobahnausfahrt.svg 6 Subijana
Pobes-Nanclares
AB-AS-blau.svg 7 Spain traffic signal s63.svg Vitoria
Madrid-Burgos
 E-5 
 E-80 
 A-1 
 AP-1 
Sinnbild Autobahnausfahrt.svg 8 Miranda de Ebro-Zambrana
 N-124 
Indicador CARioja.png
 La Rioja 
 LA RIOJA 
/
 Álava 
 PAÍS VASCO 
IndicadorCAPaísVasco Álava.png
Sinnbild Autobahnausfahrt.svg 9 Haro-Casalarreina
 N-126 
Sinnbild Autobahnausfahrt.svg 10 Cenicero-Nájera
 LR-113 
AB-AS-blau.svg 11 Logroño west
Navarrete-Fuenmayor
 A-12 
 LR-137 
AB-AS-blau.svg 12 Logroño-Soria
 N-111 
 LO-20 
AB-AS-blau.svg 13 Logroño east-El Sequero
Agoncillo-Aeropuerto
 N-232 
 LO-20 
Indicador CANavarra.png
 COMUNIDAD FORAL DE NAVARRA 
/
 La Rioja 
 LA RIOJA 
Indicador CARioja.png
Sinnbild Autobahnausfahrt.svg 14 Lodosa-Pradejón (this link is only active from Lodosa-Zaragoza and vice versa)
 NA-123 
 LR-123 
Indicador CARioja.png
 La Rioja 
 LA RIOJA 
/
 COMUNIDAD FORAL DE NAVARRA 
Indicador CANavarra.png
Sinnbild Autobahnausfahrt.svg 15 Calahorra-Arnedo
 LR-134 
Indicador CANavarra.png
 COMUNIDAD FORAL DE NAVARRA 
/
 La Rioja 
 LA RIOJA 
Indicador CARioja.png
Sinnbild Autobahnausfahrt.svg 16 Corella-Alfaro
 NA-6920 
 LR-287 
AB-AS-blau.svg 17 Spain traffic signal s63.svg Pamplona
 AP-15 
AB-AS-blau.svg 18 Tudela
Tarazona
 A-68 
 N-121 
IndicadorCAAragón Zaragoza.png
 Provincia de Zaragoza 
 ARAGÓN 
/
 COMUNIDAD FORAL DE NAVARRA 
Indicador CANavarra.png
Sinnbild Autobahnausfahrt.svg 19 Borja
Gallur
 N-122 
 A-127 
AB-AS-blau.svg 20 Alagón-Figueruelas
 A-68 
Spain traffic signal r200a.svg Toll Spain traffic signal r200a.svg
Sinnbild Autobahnausfahrt.svg 22 Alagón
 A-126 
Spain traffic signal s2.svg Continues to Zaragoza via
 A-68 
 A-68 

Route[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "A-68 / AP-68 (Autovía / Autopista del Ebro y Autopista Vasco-Aragonesa)". Retrieved 6 June 2013.
  2. ^ "Article 2. Article 6 of the Royal Decree 3048/1982, of 12 November, reads as follows:" (in Spanish). Archived from the original on 2012-06-29. "El período concesional, señalado en el artículo dieciséis del Decreto 2802/1973, de 2 de noviembre, de adjudicación de la concesión, se establece en cincuenta y tres años, contados a partir de la fecha de publicación del referido Decreto. (The concessional period, indicated by article 16 of decree 2802/1973 on 2 November, in the concessional adjudication, is established for 53 years from the date of publication of said Decree)"
  3. ^ "... Dicha gratuidad está previsto sea de aplicación desde el 1 de septiembre de 2007 hasta el final del plazo de concesión, el 10 de noviembre de 2026." (in Spanish). Archived from the original on 2012-06-29.

External links[edit]